Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 85 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Phil Wang. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 7, Episode 4 - OLLIE.

Why does Jessica Knappett pile shoes on some butcher's scales? What happens when James Acaster tries the emergency alarm on a lift? And will Rhod Gilbert regret smearing mustard in his eyes? All these questions will be answered - and more besides.

Further details

Prize task: Most confusing thing.

* Jessica Knappett: A t-shirt she purchased in a small Spanish village featuring a bird saying: "Iuf! That comes the raven!" - 5
* Phil Wang: A puzzle box. - 4
* Rhod Gilbert: A t-shirt showing his favourite photo - the one of Greg looking fat and in his pants - but the photo is upside down. - 3
* Kerry Godliman: The wires around the back of her TV. - 2
* James Acaster: A DVD of The Matrix. - 1

Task 1: Work out what happens when you flick this switch on. You may not take the switch out of this room. Your time starts now.

* James: 5:35 [Alex turns Ollie the statue around by 90 degrees] - 5
* Kerry: 9:26 - 4
* Phil: 10:50 - 3
* Jessica: 11:49 - 2
* Rhod: Wrongly claims the switch electrocutes Greg after 3:37. - 1

Task 2: Dramatically alter your appearance. Most dramatic alteration wins. You may start altering your appearance when you are inside the lift and the doors are closed. You must stop altering your appearance when the doors open again. You may inspect the contents of the briefcase for five minutes before the lift doors open for the first time. Your time starts now.

* Rhod - 5
* Jessica - 4
* Kerry - 3
* Phil - 2
* James - 1

Task 3: Make these scales read 31.770kg. The scales must read 31.770kg for at least five seconds. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* James: 5:44 - 5
* Rhod: 7:07 - 4
* Kerry: 8:13 - 3
* Phil: 8:28 - 2
* Jessica: 16:01 - 1

Live task: Correctly don the most items of clothing [while handcuffed]. You have 100 seconds. Most new items of clothing correctly donned wins.

* James - 5
* Jessica, Kerry and Rhod - 4
* Phil - 1

Final scores

* James and Rhod - 17
* Jessica and Kerry - 16
* Phil - 12

Tie-break task: Make the best loo roll paper aeroplane. You have five minutes and one attempt. Furthest flight wins. Your time starts now.

* Rhod: 22.7m - Winner
* James: 3.9m

Broadcast details

Wednesday 26th September 2018
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
James Acaster Self
Jessica Knappett Self
Phil Wang Self
Kerry Godliman Self
Rhod Gilbert Self
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
Production team
Andy Devonshire Series Director
Andy Cartwright Series Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Andy Devonshire Executive Producer
Alex Horne Executive Producer


Dramatically change appearance

Kerry Godliman dramatically changes her appearance while travelling in a lift.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, James Acaster, Kerry Godliman, Rhod Gilbert.

James Acaster insults Greg Davies

James Acaster insults Greg Davies, for not being able to open Phil Wangs confusing box. How will Greg take this insult...?

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Phil Wang.

Exclusive outtake | Alex Horne's 5 minute meals

Alex Horne reveals that he can finish any meal, in 5 minutes.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Jessica Knappett, Rhod Gilbert.


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